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El Sendero del Cacao

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Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 31000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-547-2166
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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour with Tasting of Chocolate
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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour
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Find the secrets that are behind an exquisite chocolate! Learn from planting a cacao tree, extracting, fermenting and drying the seeds, its importance for aroma/flavor in chocolate, as well as its process in a Factory.Dominican Republic is the major producer of organic cacao worldwide! The tour is in an organic plantation, guided by professionals of Rizek Cacao, most experienced cacao company in the country.*Lunch Available. 1h45 from Santo Domingo/Samana/Puerto Plata
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hacienda La Esmeralda, San Francisco de Macoris 31000, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-547-2166
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"dominican republic"
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"chocolate lovers"
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"hot chocolate"
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"great tour"
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"chocolate bar"
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"day trip"
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"small shop"
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"gift shop"
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"family and friends"
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"chocolate making process"
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"beans"
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"food was great"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational and the chocolate is great. They are very descriptive of the entire process that the cacao goes through and are very kind.

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mr. Pablo. After a cordial greeting, thanks in advance for your comment is very important for us your opinion, We do really try to tell the story of cacao and chocolate in an interactive and educative way. Hope you visit us again Regards,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful time. Our guide was fabulous, the food was excellent and the experience was one of a kind. Highly recommend!

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Ms. Sarah, After a cordial greeting let me thank you for your comment. We try to tell you the process of chocolate step by step with our great staff that always help the guest, Hope you visit us again, Regards,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and the family when as a group of 6, awesome, felt amazed the whole trip! Went to the cacao field, great explanations, aside from cacao, the whole staff made us feel welcomed and at home! I trully am planning going back to being more...More

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Goof afternoon, Thank you very much for your feedcback really appreciated and is so important for us. We try to always tell you the story of cacao and chocolate making process in an interactivo and fun way. So nice to hear your coming back again...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

If you like chocolate you need to go here. This is an amazing country side farm growing exclusively cacao. The have good food a good environment and they show you the process of how they prepare their organic chocolates. Don’t miss it!More

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Ms. Vielka, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, we're so glad you enjoyed and learn a little bit of cacao and the chocolate making process. Yes, the food is delicious and our team so friendly, Hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We love the welcoming with the hot chocolate for us to taste. The experience through senses was a blast. We will visit soon, for sure, with the family!

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Good Afternoon, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, really apprecited your comment and know that you and your family enjoyed a lot the tour is the best for us. We definitely hope to see you again soon, Regards,

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

The tour is designed to provide an overview of all stages of cocoa processing in a short period of time. Guides and staff are very friendly and committed to working with cocoa. Lunch was great, too.More

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Good Afternoon, Thanks in advance for taking the time to share your experience with us, we're so glad you enjoyed and learn a little bit of cacao and the chocolate making process. Our staff is always in de disposition of make the time fantastic for...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a very good place to spend half day, interesting information about chocolate and cacao farming. Too bad it was raining so the trip through the plantation wasn’t good The lunch is very good The personnel is very kindMore

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Good afternoon, Thanks for taking your time to write your experience with us, so bad you couldn't enjoy the walking throught the plantation because of the raining but beside this little bad thing you had a blast with your family, We hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Very educational it is a crash course on where chocolate comes from and a beautiful opportunity to get a grasp on Dominican hinterland. Personnel is very polite and knowtheir stuff. There is an opportunity to have a bit more balanced menu (less carbs)

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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Good morning Mr. Bloise, Thanks for taking your time to write your great experience! We´re really glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again. Best,

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Great experience! The attention and smile of the collaborators, the quality of the cacao, the explanation of the process and the tasty food are something you would want to look for in Sendero del Cacao. Suggestions: have more variability in the buffet; give the chance...More

Thank Frank B
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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Frank, Thanks for taking your time to write your great experience! We´re really glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again. Best,

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had a tour with a lovely young woman who really cared about the place. We walked among the trees, and then she showed us every step they go through to make chocolate. We also tasted some. Afterwards we went to the gift shop while...More

Thank Anne-Christine R
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Janna R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Sendero del Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Ms. Anne, Thanks for taking your time to write your great experience, is a pleassure for us We´re really glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again. Best,

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OneChrisChoc
2 August 2016|
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Response from Eduardo B | Property representative |
Hi Chris. Sorry for the delay on the response. You should take to complete tour, which ends at the Chocolate Factory where you create your own chocolate and take it with you. Transportation can be arranged. It is a 3hrs... More
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adriennnem
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Response from Eduardo B | Property representative |
Thank you Lisbert for your answer. Additionally, please contact María via Whatsapp +1(809) 669 1209 so she can take your reservation and help you out with any other details you might need.
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